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How to Cook Asparagus

Long slender asparagus spears are a versatile vegetable equally perfect for everyday meals and special occasions alike. In this video, you’ll find out how to choose healthy asparagus spears at the grocery store, then learn a few ways to cook them till they’re done just right, not too mushy or stringy but with that perfect bite, tender and crisp. You’ll also learn which asparagus spears are best suited for different types of cooking, whether steaming, stir frying, roasting, or even microwaving; and how best to clean and prepare them so they’ll cook evenly. You’ll see how to quickly stop asparagus from cooking so it remains crisp and tender and discover ways to preserve asparagus’s vibrant green color. No matter how you cook it, asparagus makes a quick and elegant side dish. Find top-rated asparagus recipes.

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  • huntersailor

the secret in cooking asparagus is getting it fresh from a farm or farmers market the same day that it is picked. If you can do this there is no tough end to break off. Then steaming,microwaving or simmering for A very short time until it is still firm but tender. Ove cooking makes it mushy and it loses it's bright green color.

  • catheryn

Really love asparagus very much, but never new how to pick the good ones, and sure never knew how to cook them, now I do thanks.

  • HHC

We love asparagus this time of the year and live in West Brookfield MA where we have an annual Asparagus festival, this year, May 18 on the town common. I baked asparagus last PM as outlined in the video, quite tasty, thanks.